Check out this week's Fantasy Baseball Fearless Forecast
Check out this week's Fantasy Baseball Fearless Forecast
With the NHL season winding down, we give out our prestigious Fantasy Hockey awards, including the Golden Donut, MVP, Top Performance and more.
David Ortiz believes a player of Albert Pujols' caliber should have been allowed to determine the end of his career.
Even in this wretched season, the Raptors have blessed us with some positive and fun moments.
Could Wayne Gretzky become the NHL's Charles Barkley at Turner Sports?
Pelicans VP David Griffin blamed how refs have officiated Williamson in the paint.
Nick Nurse defended his former assistant and called out one particular detail of the story he says is "100 percent false."
Tom Wilson didn’t see anything wrong with his actions from Monday night’s game against the New York Rangers.
Tom Brady believes the players should push for a modified offseason.
Pete Flood was placed on leave Friday afternoon after the father of the only Black player on the Olathe North team told the district what Flood said.
Liz Cambage doubled down on her comments in an early morning Instagram stories post.
Ryan Benoit was sent to the hospital after trying failing to make weight.
If Connor McDavid wins every vote for the Hart Trophy, he'll join Steph Curry, Tom Brady and Wayne Gretzky as the only unanimously voted MVPs in big-four sports history.
Watch Canelo Alvarez take on Billy Joe Saunders live on DAZN this Saturday.
The final four of the Champions League will reach its riveting end, while two domestic ties carry heavy European implications for next year.
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OAKLAND, Calif. — Athletics left-hander Sean Manaea is pitching a no-hitter through seven innings against Tampa Bay on Friday night. Manaea, who threw a no-hitter April 21, 2018, against Boston, fist pumped after his strikeouts — nine so far — and did a little walk off the mound. Manaea didn’t allow a baserunner until Randy Arozarena drew a leadoff walk in the seventh, when right fielder Stephen Piscotty later made a great catch on the warning track on Brandon Lowe's sharp flyball. Manaea was in a pitcher's duel with Rich Hill, who didn't allow a run in six innings against his former Athletics club. Manaea took the loss in the 2019 AL wild card game against the Rays in their last visit to the Oakland Coliseum. “Let's go, Manaea!” fans among the crowd of 5,058 yelled. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/mlb and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
Four no-hitters in less than two months. Totally normal.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Terry Rozier scored 28 points, LaMelo Ball added 27 points and the Charlotte Hornets inched closer to securing a spot in the play-in tournament with a 122-112 win over the Orlando Magic on Friday night. The Hornets needed a win and a loss by Chicago to Boston to clinch a berth, but the Bulls beat the Celtics 121-99. Charlotte can clinch a spot in the play-in tournament with a win Sunday against New Orleans. P.J. Washington had another strong shooting night and finished with 23 points and nine rebounds, while Bismack Biyombo had 11 points and 11 rebounds as Charlotte (33-34) bounced back from a 21-point drubbing by the Bulls on Thursday night. Dwayne Bacon tied a career high with 26 points and Mo Bamba had a career-best 18 rebounds to lead the Magic (21-46). Cole Anthony had 22 points. The Magic led for the better part of three quarters, but Ball began to assert himself with series of aggressive drives through the lane and some nifty no-look passes to set up teammates with easy buckets. Using his quick first step, Ball drove and delivered a one-handed, no-look dish to Rozier on the right wing set up a 3 that put the Hornets ahead by 10 with 8:24 left in the game. Ball continued to struggle with his 3-point shot though, missing all seven attempts. Orlando never mounted a serious challenge after that. Washington had another strong shooting night from beyond the arc. After going 6 of 8 from 3-point range Thursday night, Washington finished 4 of 6 from beyond the arc against the Magic. TIP INS Magic: Allowed the Hornets to score a season-high 68 points in the paint. ... Shot 41.8% from the field. Hornets: G Malik Monk played only nine minutes before aggravating his right ankle injury. Monk returned earlier this week after missing 15 games with a sprained ankle. ... New University of North Carolina basketball coach Hubert Davis attended the game, as did his predecessor Roy Williams. UP NEXT Magic: Host Timberwolves on Sunday in their final home game of the year. They close the season with four games on the road. Hornets: Host Pelicans on Sunday. — More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/hub/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Steve Reed, The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Washington burst ahead in a six-run eighth inning that included three errors and Josh Harrison's three-run homer, and the National beat the New York Yankees 11-4 Friday night to stop a three-game skid. With the score tied at 3 on a chilly night, Yadiel Hernández lined a single against Jonathan Loaisiga (3-2) that right fielder Aaron Judge allowed to bounced off his glove for his first error since Sept. 30, 2018. Victor Robles followed with a sacrifice bunt up the third-base line and reached when DJ LeMahieu, moved across the diamond a day after Gio Urshela injured his left knee, threw wide of first. Trea Turner hit a go-ahead single and Harrison, batting .325 on the season, drove a 1-0 fastball into the left-field stands for a 7-3 lead. Kyle Schwarber hit a run-scoring single off Luis Cessa and shortstop Gleyber Torres allowed Yan Gomes' grounder to bounced past his glove for a run-scoring error. Juan Soto, making his first start after missing 10 games with a strained shoulder, added a two-run homer against Cessa in the ninth. New York's bullpen had a major league-best 2.24 ERA through Wednesday but Chad Green wasted a 3-2, eighth-inning lead in a 7-4 loss to Houston on Thursday, and Loaisiga and Cessa combined to allow eight runs — six earned — in two innings. The Yankees lost their second straight following a five-game winning streak and dropped back to .500 at 16-16. Kyle Finnegan (2-0) pitched a scoreless seventh for the win. Washington's bullpen entered with 28 consecutive outs before Finnegan walked Gary Sánchez, his second batter in the seventh. A streak of 36 outs for Nats relievers ended when Clint Frazier hit an RBI single off Will Harris in the ninth. LeMahieu hit solo opposite-field homers to right in the first and fifth innings off Patrick Corbin, who allowed three runs and four hits in six innings, dropping his ERA from 8.10 to 7.36. LeMahieu has six homers off Corbin, his most against any pitcher the most Corbin has allowed to any batter. Josh Bell hit a solo homer in the second off Jameson Taillon and Gomes hit a two-run drive for a 3-1 lead. Sánchez homered in the bottom half, his first home run since April 3. Sánchez had been in a 2 for 30 slide. Taillon, meanwhile, retired 15 in a row following Gomes’ homer. SLUGGER ON THE MEND Soto was was 2 for 5. The reigning National League batting champion appeared as a pinch-hitter in each of Washington’s previous three games, failing to reach base. SLUMPING SLUGGER Aaron Judge was 0 for 4 and has 1 hit in his last 21 at-bats. WELCOME BACK Miguel Andújar was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and went 0 for 5 in his first big league game at first base. Andújar got his first chance right away as Turner led off the game with a grounder to the right side which Andújar fielded cleanly for an unassisted putout. Andújar has missed significant time with injuries since finishing runner-up to the Angels' Shohei Ohtani in the 2018 AL Rookie of the Year voting. Reliever Albert Abreu was optioned. RED ROCKET Frazier ran a long way into left-centre for a sprawling catch on Harrison in the third. Harrison rounded the bases and appeared to laugh as he completed his jog. TRAINER’S ROOM Nationals: RHP Wander Suero (strained left oblique) was with the team Friday and continued his throwing program. He is scheduled to travel Saturday and pitch in Lehigh Valley on Sunday for Triple-A Rochester. ... RHP Stephen Strasburg (right shoulder inflammation) was also with the team and is scheduled to pitch in a simulated game Tuesday at Nationals Park. Yankees: Urshela (swollen left knee) is day-to-day. An MRI confirmed the knee is structurally sound. Urshela has minor swelling. … 1B Luke Voit (left knee surgery) was 0 for 3 with a walk and a run scored for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The hulking slugger played four innings in the field. UP NEXT In a Saturday matchup of 2017 Cy Young Award winners, Nationals RHP Max Scherzer (2-2, 2.54 ERA) hopes to build upon his last start during which he held Miami to just one run in a complete game victory. Yankees RHP Corey Kluber (2-2, 3.03) earned his 100th career win Sunday against Detroit, hurling eight scoreless frames. Kluber last faced Scherzer on May 21, 2013. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Scott Orgera, The Associated Press
CLEVELAND — Cincinnati's Wade Miley is pitching a no-hitter through eight innings against the Cleveland Indians on Friday night. The left-hander has been in control of a Cleveland team that entered the series batting just .213 but has won five straight and nine of 11. But although he's shutting down the Indians, Zach Plesac is doing the same to the Reds, who haven't scored either. The Indians didn't get a baserunner until the sixth, when Amed Rosario reached on second baseman Nick Senzel's throwing error. Senzel was actually charged with two errors on the play. Miley has thrown 106 pitches. Franmil Reyes has come the closest to getting a hit for the Indians, but his hard smash in the fifth was right at shortstop Kyle Farmer, who knocked it down and had plenty of time to throw out the slow-footed slugger. Miley, who came in just 1-4 in eight career starts against the Indians, recorded four strikeouts the first time through Cleveland's lineup. The 34-year-old Miley is bidding to throw the fourth no-hitter in the majors this season. The Indians were no-hit last month by Chicago's Carlos Rodón. Miley is in his second season with Cincinnati. He's also pitched for Houston, Milwaukee, Baltimore, Seattle, Boston and Arizona. Cincinnati's last no-hitter was by Homer Bailey in 2013 — his second with the club. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Tom Withers, The Associated Press